Gnomon have a new mini-series of 2-hour HD video masterclasses, just released and bundled together for $295. Of interest to iCloners may be, among several others…
* Efficient Cinematic Lighting, with Jeremy Vickery, Lighting Technical Director at Pixar.
“This class will cover the principles of good composition with a focus on lighting. Topics covered include 2D concepts of color keys and then proceed to techniques for lighting 3D illustrations as well as lighting character animation and film sequences. Jeremy will be using Autodesk Maya as his primary 3D tool, but this class is less about technical training so the principles should apply to any software you might use.”
* Illustration for Entertainment: Pitching with Pictures with Cameron Davis of DreamWorks.
“In this class Cameron Davis shows his process of design and illustration to create an image to help pitch in feature [film] animation. Discussing composition, color, lighting and design theory this step-by-step demo will cover how to achieve a desired mood to accompany a story or script. Cameron will also discuss his ideas on how to get noticed by major studios and how to get your art in front of the right eyeballs.”